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Mourne Mountains Area   Slieve Croob Subarea
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Slieve Croob Mountain Sliabh Crúibe A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh Crúibe [DUPN], 'mountain of the hoof') Down County, in Arderin List, Mudstone, greywacke & conglomerate Bedrock

Height: 534m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 20 Grid Reference: J31847 45378
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Longitude: -5.973564, Latitude: 54.340068 , Easting: 331847, Northing: 345378 Prominence: 439m,  Isolation: 1.1km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 731767 845379,   GPS IDs, 6 char: SlvCrb, 10 char: SlvCrob
Bedrock type: Mudstone, greywacke & conglomerate, (Deep marine turbidite sequence)

The River Lagan rises on the northern slopes of Slieve Croob. The three parishes of Magherahamlet, Kilmegan and Drumgooland converge on the summit, which has excellent panoramic views, including a particularly fine view of the northern peaks in the Mourne Mountains. Until the mid-20th century, there was a tradition of climbing the mountain on Blaeberry Sunday at the end of July or beginning of August. This is clearly a survival of a Lughnasa tradition [see MacNeill, 155-56]. The summit cairn is locally known as the Twelve Cairns, but this seems to be a relatively modern name arising from damage causing the break-up of a single cairn into several smaller heaps.   Slieve Croob is the 462nd highest place in Ireland. Slieve Croob is the most northerly summit in the Mourne Mountains area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Croob in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: View from the east.
 
mneary34 on Slieve Croob, 2005
by mneary34  2 Oct 2005
Climbed Slieve Croob from Drumkerragh Forest. This photo shows the eastern side of the mountain from the road at Drumkerragh Forest. The view of the Mournes is impressive from the summit. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/388/comment/1975/
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